(1889 Rolle – 1972 Lausanne)
The Boar Hunt
A group of hunters and their dogs cross a winter landscape, probably in the Canton of Vaud, carrying a dead wild boar (sanglier).
Signed in pencil lower right and numbered 73/100.
Charles Edouard Félix Clément was a well-known, versatile and prolific artist and illustrator from the Swiss Canton of Vaud. Born in the town of Rolle on the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman), he studied at the Art Academy of Düsseldorf, and during the 1920s lived in Paris and Marseille where his associates included the Swiss painter Rodolphe-Théophile Bosshard and the French author André Malraux.
Returning to Switzerland in 1933, Clément worked principally as a painter of the landscapes of the canton of vaud and an illustrator depicting Swiss scenes. During the 1930s, he created the stained glass windows for a number of churches in the Canton de Vaud, including for the Cathedral of Lausanne, and the churches at Coppet and Commugny.